Joanna Shields

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Joanna Shields
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KateModern: co-executive producer
Portrays Herself
Background information
Age undisclosed

Joanna Shields filmography
Videos with Joanna Shields as co-executive producer

Joanna Shields was a co-executive producer for the webseries KateModern and is the president of Bebo.

Joanna has a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master's in Business Administration from George Washington University.<ref name="guardian"></ref> She started her career working as a research analyst for Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells.<ref name="girlgeeks"></ref>

In 1988, Joanna took a job as a product manager for Electronics for Imaging and worked her way up to Vice President of Worldwide Sales.<ref name="guardian"/> After seven years at that job, she took a job as CEO of a start-up media techonology company called Veon.<ref name="girlgeeks"/> As CEO, she lead the the company to its acquisition by Philips, NV. During this time, she was named one of the Top 10 Industry Executives by Electronic Media magazine and the company itself was recognized as one of the Top 50 Private Companies by Red Herring in 2001.<ref name="milia"></ref>

Joanna then went on to work as vice president of international for RealNetworks. In this role, Joanna launched one of Europe's most rapidly growing online content subscription services and established the company as the leader in mobile media delivery. While she was there, Joanna was named a Euro Top 50 Executive by European Cable and Satellite Magazine and a UK Top 50 Executive by Internet Magazine.<ref name="milia"/>

In 2004, Joanna took a job with Google, where she was the Managing Director EMEA Syndication and Partnerships. In this capacity, Joanna was responsible for the syndication of Google's products throughout Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa. She also established all of the content partnerships that were essential for Google Video, Google Books, Google Earth, and Google Maps. She also orchestrated partnerships with some of the world's largest media and telecom companies, most recently with BSkyB.<ref name="bebopress"></ref><ref name="milia"/>

Today, Joanna serves as the president of Bebo. Shortly after joining the company, Joanna, a long time fan of lonelygirl15, approached the Creators about doing a show on Bebo. Six months later, Bebo had its own teen drama, KateModern. Joanna was responsible for taking Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried to meet with advertisers to pitch the idea, and helped secure a number of sponsors for the show.<ref name="guardian"/>

Joanna was also responsible for heading up an exclusive advertising deal between Yahoo! and Bebo, which has quickly become the number one social networking site in the UK, beating out both Facebook and MySpace.<ref name="marketingpilgrim"></ref><ref name="guardian"/>


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KateModern Cast & Crew
Main Cast Alexandra Weaver · Tara Rushton · Ralf Little · Jai Rajani · Giles Alderson · Lucinda Rhodes Flaherty · Sam Donovan · Emma Pollard
Supporting Cast Pippa Duffy · Liam Reilly · Gene Foad · Valerie Cutko · Matthew Gammie · T'Nia Miller · Mike GLC · Phil Whelans · Ronan Summers
Creators Miles Beckett · Greg Goodfried
Crew Joanna Shields · Amanda Goodfried · Kelly Brett · Cristy Coors Beasley · Pete Gibbons · Louis Figgis · Claire Finbow · Elisabeth Pinto · Jonathan Almond · Amy Barnes · Lucy Chilton · Meryl Iona Edwards · Gavin Rowe · Luke Taylor · Yusuf Pirhasan · Sam Rowland · John Palmer · Zan Barberton · Matthew Hart · Luke Hyams · Tom Wright · Hazel Grian · Neil Mossey · Lawrence Tallis · Ricky Martin
Cameos Jamie Bell · The Days · Sister Mary And The Choirboys · Nick Grimshaw · Scouting for Girls · Other Cameos